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Business: Corporate Social Responsibility at the Saïd Business School

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Warmer questions Should companies be more involved in how society is run more fairly? Is it possible for companies to make society better? If companies are …

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TED Talk: The Era of Personal DNA Testing Is Here

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The pros and cons of DNA testing is not yet clear. How doctors, consumers, governments, and DNA testing companies (like 23 and me) come to an …

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Business: Mercer’s View on Crowdsourcing and the Gig Economy

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Warmer questions How many hours per week do you work? Would you want more flexible hours? Have you ever considered working part-time or to change the …

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Could There Ever Be Another World War?

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Warmer questions Why do nations fight in wars? Would you ever sign up to join the military to defend your country? Is the world now more …

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Business: How Smart Is Today’s Artificial Intelligence?

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Warmer questions How would you define “smartness”? Is there such a thing as multiple types of intelligence? When was the last time you interacted with a …

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Business: The Big Debate on the Future of Work

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Warmer questions When was the last time you took a taxi or cab? How much is too much to pay for someone who drives you to …

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8 Ways Trump Argues With People

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Who is Donald and how we got here Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, has been making the headlines on a regular basis. …

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Business: JP Morgan’s Perspective on the Development of Islamic Finance

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Warmer questions When you save money or invest do you have a preference for ethical investments? Is it possible to make money and still follow religious …

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Why I No Longer Use TES.com and Decided to Go It Alone

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Being able to share with the world debating lessons and ideas for the classroom has been a desire for a very long time. For the average …

Debate Ideas

5 Sensitive Debate Topics and Why They Are a Taboo

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You may think that debating is the freest form of expression possible but think again. Even debating has its taboos and sensitive topics for discussion. It …

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56 Debating Topics on Religion and Faith

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Around the world, there are approximately 6 billion people who have a moderate to a strong belief in some faith or religion. Conversely, only 16% of …

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Business: Carbon Tax Through Cap and Trade

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Warmer questions How concerned are you about the amount of carbon in the atmosphere? What have you done personally to cut your carbon emissions? Reduced your …

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Will the Philippines Finally Legalise Divorce?

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Warmer questions Are you married? Is there an expectation for people to marry for life? What reasons could there be for a couple to look for …

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Business: Managing Security and IT Integration

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Warmer questions What are the biggest risks in IT today? Have computer systems become too integrated? Are industry computer systems “catching up”? Reading section Open door …

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Should Schoolgirls Be Allowed to Wear Short Skirts in School?

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Warmer questions Did you wear a uniform at school? What was it and did you like wearing it? Have school uniforms become fashionable these days? Reading …

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Why Is Motivational Speaking Valuable?

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Vаluе оf Моtіvаtіоnаl Ѕреаkіng іn Моdеrn Тіmеs Lіfе, thеsе dауs, hаs bесоmе quіtе еаsу bесаusе оf thе mаtеrіаlіstіс fасіlіtіеs аvаіlаblе. Тесhnоlоgісаl dеvеlорmеnt оf thе 20th сеnturу …

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Business: The Challenges of Intellectual Property

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Warmer questions Can ideas be property? Can ideas be assets? Can you think of any companies which produce no tangible product, but only ideas? Have you …

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Is University Far Too Expensive for Students?

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Warmer questions How much did you pay to go to university? If you haven’t been yet, how much would it cost you? Do you think it …

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Business: What Is Hitachi’s Vision for the Future of Work?

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The world is going digital, but many businesses are unprepared. Digital revolution is not an easy or short-term undertaking. Change is being demanded by market forces, …

TED Talk Lessons

TED Talk: What Really Motivates People to Be Honest in Business

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The world of business is often filled with ethical dilemmas. Every leader is to make decisions, and the decisions they do make can determine whether their …